Intellectual Property

Singapore is internationally recognised as having created an environment conducive to the development and protection of Intellectual Property (IP). The World Economic Forum ranked Singapore as second in the world and top in Asia for having the best IP protection in 2013. The policies regarding IP are governed by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), a statutory board under the Ministry of Law, known for efficiency, neutrality and transparency.

Singapore is a member of the following international conventions: 

  • Paris Convention
     
  • Budapest Treaty
     
  • Madrid Protocol
     
  • WIPO Copyright Treaty
     
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
     
  • Nice Agreement
     
  • Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
     
  • WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
     
  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
     
  • International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants otherwise known as the "UPOV Convention"
     
  • The Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Design
     

In addition to the protective IP policies in Singapore, TWP has taken additional measures to keep your intellectual property safe. We conduct all press-related activities within our own facilities, greatly diminishing the time your copyrighted material spends outside our facilities.

Our premises are also highly secured with strict policies in place during the printing process to prevent theft of the copyrighted material in our possession. Several levels of security measures are implemented to ensure that TWP is able to protect your interests to the best of our abilities.